Required readings for this course
Choose a text focussed on literacy and/or numeracy instruction that best meets your learning goals. Below is a short list of possibilities. In addition, required articles and chapters will be provided by the instructor.
Beers, G. K. (2003). When kids can’t read, what teachers can do: a guide for teachers, 6-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Brownlie, F., Schnellert, L., & Fullerton, C. (2011). It’s all about thinking: collaborating to support all learners in mathematics and science. Winnipeg: Portage & Main Press. Available in the curriculum lab at VIU Library.
Franzen, A. (2006). Kindergarten literacy: matching assessment and instruction. New York: Scholastic.
Frey, N., & Fisher, D. (2007). Reading for information in elementary school: content literacy strategies to build comprehension. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.
Harvey, S., & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies that work: teaching comprehension to enhance understanding (2 ed.). York, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers. Available online at VIU Library.
Hull, T. H., Balka, D., & Miles, R. H. (2011). Visible thinking in the K-8 mathematics classroom. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin. Available online at VIU Library.
Hyde, A. A. (2006). Comprehending math: adapting reading strategies to teach mathematics, K-6. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Kelley, M., & Grace, N. (2007). Comprehension shouldn’t be silent: from strategy instruction to student independence. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Johnson, P., & Keier, K. (2010). Catching readers before they fall supporting readers who struggle, K-4. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Johnston, P. (2004). Choice words how our language affects children’s learning. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse.
Leinwand, S. (2009). Accessible mathematics: 10 instructional shifts that raise student achievement. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Miller, D. (2002). Reading with meaning teaching comprehension in the primary grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. Available online at VIU Library.
Miller, D. (2008). Teaching with intention defining beliefs, aligning practice, taking action, K-5. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. Available online at VIU Library.
Newton, N. (2013). Guided math in action: Building each student’s mathematical proficiency with small-group instruction. New York, NY: Routledge.
Parrish, S. (2010). Number talks: Helping children build mental math and computation strategies, grades K-5. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.
Robb, L. (2000). Teaching reading in middle school. New York: Scholastic Professional Books.
Tovani, C. (2000). I read it, but I don’t get it: comprehension strategies for adolescent readers. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers. Available online at VIU Library.
Tovani, C. (2004). Do I really have to teach reading?: content comprehension, grades 6-12. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers. Available in stacks at VIU Library.
Tovani, C. (2004). Comprehending content reading across the curriculum grades 6-12. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers.
Van de Walle, J. A. (2004). Elementary and middle school mathematics: teaching developmentally (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Available in the curriculum lab at VIU Library.
Willis, J. (2010). Learning to love math teaching strategies that change student attitudes and get results. Alexandria, Va.: ASCD. Available online at VIU Library.